The Boy and The Apple Tree

Recently got an email and when I first read it, there’s no doubt for me to share to all of you guys.

Such a great and wonderful story, sadly we often forget it.

-The Boy and The Apple Tree-

a long time ago, there was a huge tree. It loved a little boy very much. The boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the treetop. Ate the apples. Take a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree and the tree was so happy.

Time went by..

One day, the boy came back to the tree.

The tree :  “come and play with me”.

The boy : “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around tree anymore. I want toys, I need money to buy them.”

The tree : “Sorry, but I don’t have money. But you can pick all of my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.”

The boy was so exited. He grabbed all of the apples on the tree and left happily. The tree was happy. But the boy never came back after picked the apples. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy who turn into a man returned and the tree was excited,

The tree : “Come and play with me.”

The man : “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”

The tree : “Sorry, but I don’t have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.”

So the man cut off the branches and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted,

The tree : “Come and play with me.”

The man : “I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give a boat?”

The tree : “Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.”

So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. The tree was happy but it wasn’t the true.

Finally the man returned after many years.

The tree : “Sorry my boy, but I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you.”

The man : “No problem, I don’t have any teeth to bite.”

The tree : “No more trunk for you to climb on.”

The man : “I am too old for that now.”

The tree : “I really can’t give you anything..the only thing left is my dying roots.”

The tree said it with tears.

The man : “I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I’m tired after all these years.”

The tree : “Good! old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come, come sit down with me and rest.”

The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears..

Everybody has an apple tree in his life and they are your parents!!

No matter how busy you are, share some time with parents.

 

Past is Experience. Present is Experiments. Future is Expectations.

Use your experience in your experiments to achieve your expectations.

 

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